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Basically I'm building my own desk. My gaming computer I'm preparing to build will be built into the desk with water cooling and next to it will be my av cabinet basically. Will hold DirecTV receiver, av receiver, and xbox for sure. Just wondering if i could build the water cooled system to cool everything.

A. Is it possible?

B. If possible, how well will it work?

C. Is it worth it?

Obviously i will need cooling an the desk will be in the center of the room so no real way to hide holes cut in the desk for fans. The end goal may be that i run exhaust through the floor an dump into the crawl space...

Thanks for any advice/opinions.
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post #2 of 16
A. yes
B. I don't, know
C. Probably not.

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post #3 of 16
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I guess the only thing that makes it semi worth it is that i already will have everything there to do it with the PC. So its just a matter of what it would take to carry it over less than a foot an split it off to 3 units.
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it's do able, you'd probably have to find a way to make some universal blocks work because nothing would be manufactured... you'd void every warranty in the book... but it'd look cool? yeah, I doubt it'd be worth it, but I guess it depends on you consider 'worth it'. Huge nightmare + significant modding + chance of failure without rma.... in my books isn't worth it.
    
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post #5 of 16
Yeah it would work fine, I would suggest putting the PC in the desk sort of like USFORCES did then making a rad box to place beside the desk.
post #6 of 16
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What if it was more of an approach to simply just cool each individual cabinet rather than try an run the water through each device. I assume that would involve radiators in each with fans or some way to channel cool air in an warm air out of each compartment?

Have been an off the shelf guy for a while but finally bought a house an plan to stay for a while so I'm ready to build my dream office with all the bells n whistles.
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post #7 of 16
well watercooling the PC and XBOX have been done and that really wouldn't be too bad. The things is, directTV + AV receiver hold almost no heat and are easily air cooled with minimal issues. I would say just link the xbox and PC and leave the directTV and Av alone. You could have frankenXcomputer

I mean if you really really want to, then go for it, my basis is there is really no need/gain from it for the other two devices, not to mention retrofitting water blocks and just trying to find stuff to fit/mount properly. It'd be amazing if done right, but looking at the cost/return, it's your money...
Edited by theAlexandria - 8/4/11 at 11:50am
    
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post #8 of 16
Here's a pc in a one-off office desk you may want to check out just for ideas.

http://www.guru3d.com/article/guru3d...nth-july-2011/

FYI, I do know that the Koolance EXOS 2 LT (lite) has all the blocks to watercool an xbox 360.
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post #9 of 16
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That thing is impressive Zmanster. I thought about doing something of the sort but this being my first attempt at building my own computer i don't know if i want it THAT predominantly noticeable. Was gonna simply build it into the outer right side of the desk an put a window in from the side. ( a lot like a standard gaming case ) Then have shelves next to that closer to the leg holes to house my receivers. Desk is gonna have 3 32" samsung tv's with a 58" on the wall ahead of that. with a 4x4 HDMI switch so i can have any 4 input on any screen. Trying to model the desk an room in google sketch up currently.
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post #10 of 16
Definitely possible

http://www.overclock.net/case-mod-co...n-project.html
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